NFL First Team Eliminated Odds: Who Won't Make Playoffs?
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Before any NFL season begins, the goal is a postseason berth. For a handful of teams, that changes quickly.
By Week 13, teams get eliminated from postseason consideration. Last year, it was the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions that officially could begin preparing for the following year after Week 13 losses.
Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has created hypothetical NFL betting odds as to which team will be the first to call it a season in 2022.
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First Team Eliminated From Playoff Contention Odds
These NFL futures odds are for entertainment purposes only and have been created by our Bookies.com handicapper. They do not reflect actual odds that may be available on betting apps.
The Panthers (2-5) have lost four in a row, fired their coach and traded away star RB Christian McCaffrey. It should be of little surprise that they’re considered a frontrunner to be the first team out. And yet, they’re coming off a week in which they demolished Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. In this parity-to-the-extreme 2022 NFL season, nothing is a sure thing.
Many expected the Texans (1-4-1) to be the NFL’s worst team coming into the season. From a win-loss perspective, they’re holding up their end of the bargain. Three of their defeats/ties were by a TD or less, but they’re coming off an 18-point loss to the one-win Raiders and have the NFL’s third-toughest schedule the rest of the way.
The Lions (1-5) showed promise early on but after averaging 35 ppg the opening four weeks, they’ve managed just six points the last two games combined. The offensive issues, paired with a defense that ranks dead-last in most key stats, are putting Detroit’s season on the brink.
The Commanders (3-4) are coming off an impressive win over the struggling Packers, but their upcoming schedule, which ranks No. 2 in difficulty from here out, will be a challenge for a team that’s dealing with injury issues.
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The Broncos (2-5) and Jaguars (2-5) have each dropped four in a row, and getting to seven wins is going to be a challenge with a tougher remaining schedule.
The Field has a few intriguing teams, including the Bears (3-4), who own an offense that ranks last in passing; the Patriots (3-4), who have QB issues of their own and just got handled by Chicago on Monday night; and the Saints (2-5), who have dropped four straight but should get key players back from injury.